Blood from Ebola survivors could help spur new disease treatments

2015-02-04 15:22:44

After successfully treating four Ebola patients last year, Emory University in Atlanta is now leading a government-funded project that will use blood from survivors of the deadly virus to test a novel way of treating infectious disease.

Seven dead as commuter train hits car near New York City

2015-02-04 14:56:01

Seven people were killed and a dozen injured when a crowded New York commuter train struck a car stalled on the tracks near suburban White Plains during the rush hour on Tuesday evening, sparking an explosion and a fire, officials said.

At least six dead as commuter train strikes car outside NYC

2015-02-04 10:25:18

At least six people died on Tuesday evening when a New York commuter train struck at least one car near the town of White Plains, sparking a fire, ABC News reported.

Obama tightens rules on use of bulk intelligence data

2015-02-04 10:10:53

The Obama administration has tightened rules governing how the FBI, CIA and other US intelligence agencies use the Internet and phone communications of foreigners collected by the National Security Agency.

Decade-long health initiative closes up shop

2015-02-04 09:41:18

A 10-year partnership between China and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria just wrapped up its operations and the results were better than anyone expected.

China: UN presidency will be 'fair, open, transparent'

2015-02-04 07:24:48

China will be the president of the United Nations Security Council for February and the country intends to conduct its presidency in an "impartial, fair, open and transparent" manner.

Frigid temperatures stretching across America

2015-02-03 21:28:42

Frigid temperatures descended on the northern tier of the US, as a biting chill followed a powerful snowstorm from the central Midwest into the Northeast, prompting warnings of ``flash freezing'' along the East Coast.

Canadian foreign minister to step down

2015-02-03 16:19:37

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird will be announcing his resignation from the Cabinet on Tuesday.

US groundhog Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

2015-02-03 14:50:08

Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog famous for his weather predictions, saw his shadow after emerging from his burrow atop Gobbler's Knob in western Pennsylvania on Monday, forecasting six more weeks of winter.

Katy Perry's halftime show wows Super Bowl viewers

2015-02-03 07:49:21

Recording artist Katy Perry performs at halftime in Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium.

US taking 'fresh look' at weapons for Ukraine

2015-02-03 10:07:04

The US is reconsidering whether to provide weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russia separatists, senior administration officials said on Monday.

Obama proposes 4 trillion USD budget for 2016

2015-02-03 09:01:48

The US President Barack Obama announced a record $4 trillion budget proposal for 2016 on Monday, as he sought to boost spending on infrastructure, education and research to make the country more competitive and strengthen the lackluster middle-class.